First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Aur, Johor, West Malaysia

Grismer, L. Lee and Norsham, S. Yaakob and Liat, Lim Boo and Leong, Tzi Ming and Das, I. and Sosa, Roland A. and Grismer, Jesse L. and Crane, K. M. and Diaz, R. E. and Figueroa, S. V. and Ledbetter, C. A. and Newbold, S. C. and Newbold, S. R. and Patel, C. P. and Castro, J. and Escobar III, R. A. and Guerrero, S. and Pinedo, J. W. and Trujillo, J. D. and Kaiser, Hinrich (2001) First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Aur, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 26 (2). pp. 350-353. ISSN 0972-205X

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Abstract

With the exception ofTweedie's (1983) account ofCalamaria lovii, published accounts on the herpetofauna of Pulau Aur, located 63 km off the south-east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the South China Sea did not exist prior to this report. The only species known from the island were based on the museum records ofLimnonectes blythii, Mabuya multi/asciata, Bronchocela cristatella, Gehyra mutilata, Varanus nebulosus and Ahaetulla prasina deposited in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. A short expedition to the island on 15-16 July 2001 yielded an additional 12 species, comprising 10 lizards and two snakes: Limnonectes blythii; Bronchocela cristatella; Cnemaspis cf. Nigridia; Cosymbotus platyurus; Cyrtodactylus consobrinus; Gehyra mutilata; Gekko monarchus; Hemidactylus frenatus; Dasia o/ivacea; Emoia atrocostata; Lygosoma bowring;;; Mabuya multi/asciata; Sphenomorphus scotophi/us; Varanus nebulosus; Varanus salvator; Ramphotyphlops cf. braminus; Calamaria lovii and Macropisthodon flaviceps.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pulau Aur, Seribuat Archipelago, Malaysia, herpetofauna, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 02:31
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 02:31
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11702

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